This is an outline programme of our main retreats for 2020. Further details and additional information will be continually updated. Other events are also announced on the Latest News page. You are welcome to come at any time for spiritual guidance, to join in the daily routine of the Augustinian Community and to enjoy the peace and prayerfulness of Clare Priory.
Way of Silence Days
These days are for those who wish to have a time of silence and prayer and are led by our Team who wish to share with you their experience of silent prayer, or meditation as it is also known. In our busy lives we can lose sight of God and what matters in life. Sr Teresa of Calcutta says 'God is a friend of silence. His language is silence.' Everyone is welcome, whether you are experienced in silent prayer or wish to learn more about this way of praying. Jesus said 'Go to your inner room, and God who is there, will teach you everything.' Please see the Retreats page for comments shared by those who have attended these days.
|2020||Way of Silence Days - 10.30am to 3.00pm - please bring a snack for lunch - refreshments are provided. Mass is at 10.00 for those who wish.
|Feb||12||Mindfulness follow-up for those who have attended previous Introduction Days. 2.00 to 5.00pm||Donation||Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton|
|13||Mindfulness Introduction Day. 9.00am to 5.00pm||Donation||Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton|
|18||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|March||10 - 13||Reflective Walking||£200||Mary Handforth|
|17||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|April||21||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|22||Reflective Walking 9.00/9.30 to 4.00pm||Donation||Mary Handforth|
|26||Pilgrimage Day at the Shrine of Mother of Good Counsel|
|May||5||Poetry Day||£30||Sr Angela Morris|
|A workshop on painting Icons for beginners or the more experienced. All aspects of this art will be covered and participants will leave with their own Icon which will be blessed at the end of the workshop. Gold leaf and pigments will be provided.||
|19||Way of Silence Day - maximum 15 places - booking essential||Donation||Chris Hurley|
|20||Way of Silence Day - maximum 15 places - booking essential||Donation||Chris Hurley|
|26||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|June||15||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|19-21||Reflective Walking||£150||Mary Handforth|
|July||11 & 12||Craft Fair weekend|
|14 - 19||Individual Guided Retreat||£350||Sr Frances Moore|
|21||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|Aug||18||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|28 - 31||Flower Festival in our Church||-|
|Sept||15||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|29||Poetry Day||£30||Sr Angela Morris|
|30||Reflective Walking 9.00/9.30 to 4.00pm||Donation||Mary Handforth|
|Oct||13 - 18||Individual Guided Retreat||£350||Sr Frances Moore|
|20||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|27 - 30||Reflective Walking||£200||Mary Handforth|
|Nov||17||Way of Silence Day||Donation||Priory Team|
|Open Day of Healing Prayer||
|Fr Laurence Brassill and Pauline Edwards|
** IGRs run from Tuesday morning until after lunch on Sunday.
For all days where we ask for a donation refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch
All residential prices include full board and all meals.
On the second Saturday and Sunday of July the grounds of the Priory are given over to a Craft Fair which is usually extremely well received. There is a small charge for admission but there is a wonderful variety of art and crafts on display with a number of exhibitors demonstrating, including lace-making, wool-spinning, metalwork, woodturning, and many more. There are also children's entertainers, refreshments, hot and cold food, and a licensed bar.
Photos from previous events are accessible by visiting the Craft Fair page.
The 2020 Craft Fair is due to be held on the weekend of July 11th/12th.